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Old 11-16-2018, 04:30 PM
 
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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Your question presupposes that “somebody” has a responsibility to provide housing for low-income people.

The only failure is on the part of individuals who fail to adequately provide for themselves. When you not only expect but demand freebies, you have no right to complain if the freebies aren’t up to your “standards.”
90% of the battle is just to finish high school and not have a criminal record. If you can do that, the sky's the limit.
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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90% of the battle is just to finish high school and not have a criminal record. If you can do that, the sky's the limit.
Just get back from a Tony Robbins pep talk?
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Old 11-25-2018, 05:14 PM
 
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there is no such thing as 'housing shortage'. but there is a wage shortage, as in employers are not paying people adequately to afford housing. in all major cities in the world housing consumes a large percentage of one's paycheck. this problem is not specific to california. california should raise it's minimum wage if it wants to deal with it's homeless problems. $15/hr min. wage is probably still too low for high cost cities and states.
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Old 11-25-2018, 07:12 PM
 
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there is no such thing as 'housing shortage'. but there is a wage shortage, as in employers are not paying people adequately to afford housing. in all major cities in the world housing consumes a large percentage of one's paycheck. this problem is not specific to california. california should raise it's minimum wage if it wants to deal with it's homeless problems. $15/hr min. wage is probably still too low for high cost cities and states.

Being able to afford housing is the responsibility of the employee, not the employer.
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Old 11-25-2018, 07:51 PM
 
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there is no such thing as 'housing shortage'. but there is a wage shortage, as in employers are not paying people adequately to afford housing. in all major cities in the world housing consumes a large percentage of one's paycheck. this problem is not specific to california. california should raise it's minimum wage if it wants to deal with it's homeless problems. $15/hr min. wage is probably still too low for high cost cities and states.

Yep, same problem with tuition and healthcare.
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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there is no such thing as 'housing shortage'. but there is a wage shortage, as in employers are not paying people adequately to afford housing.
Wages are depressed at the low end, but if wages increased the housing prices would just increase as well. Won't solve the problem.

The problem is caused by people not being willing to vote with their feet and MOVE!
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Old 11-25-2018, 09:53 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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What happens to freemkt, he hasn’t been posting since June 2018.
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:15 AM
 
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First tiny home construction firm to go public

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Old 12-30-2018, 07:09 PM
 
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90% of the battle is just to finish high school and not have a criminal record. If you can do that, the sky's the limit.
You are discounting the youth and adults, that do not have the mental capacity (not stupid, but more limited than the average person or above), to do other than the jobs like janitor, clerks in mom and pop stores, manual labor jobs, housekeepers, etc.

Everyone does not have the ability to be accepted into college. Everyone does not have the ability to really get into a better job, that can lead to sky's the limit life experience.
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